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An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

Oakland Hoping Reducing Drug Sales Will Curb Violence

Getting rid of open-air drug sales will reduce violence—particularly in Oakland, which recently hired a consultant known for adopting that tactic as New York City’s top cop, a University of California at Berkeley law professor said Monday.

01/08/2013

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San Jose Launches Search For New Police Chief

The city of San Jose is launching a nationwide search for a new police chief following the sudden and surprising retirement announcement of current top cop Chris Moore.

09/18/2012

SJPD Chief Chris Moore (SJPD)

San Jose Police Chief Announces Retirement

Less than two years after becoming San Jose’s top cop, Police Chief Chris Moore announced Monday that he will retire in early 2013.

09/17/2012

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr. (SFPD)

Family Of Suspect Shot By SF Police Confronts Chief At Meeting

The family of a man shot by San Francisco police in the city’s Potrero Hill neighborhood Saturday evening confronted the police chief over the incident during a community meeting on the shooting Tuesday morning.

08/07/2012

Berkeley Police Chief Michael Meehan (City of Berkeley)

Berkeley Police Chief Still Facing Criticism Over Hills Murder

Questions continue to follow Berkeley’s police chief in the wake of a homicide in the Berkeley Hills, and the chief expects some changes to be made once a thorough investigation is completed.

03/28/2012

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Berkeley Police Chief Under Fire For Sending Officer To Reporter’s Home

Berkeley’s police chief has come under fire after he sent an officer to a newspaper reporter’s home in the middle of the night to demand changes to a story.

03/10/2012

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Hacker Group Posts Addresses Of Top Oakland Officials

The hacker group Anonymous appears to have posted the addresses and other personal information of Oakland city officials to the Internet.

02/07/2012

Howard Jordan, Oakland Police

Oakland Police Interim Chief Jordan Staying Put; New Fire Chief Named

Oakland city officials Wednesday named interim police Chief Howard Jordan to head the Police Department on a permanent basis.

02/01/2012

Occupy protestor hold signs calling for UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi to resign during a demonstration at the UC Davis campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC Davis Police Chief On Leave After Pepper Spray Incident; Students Rally

The UC Davis police chief was placed on leave because of the furor over the pepper-spraying of peaceful protesters by campus officers. Meanwhile, hundreds of students rallied on the UC Davis campus Monday in protest against the police pepper-spraying.

11/21/2011

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Oakland Mayor Quan Names Assistant Chief Jordan Acting Police Chief

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan announced Thursday that Assistant Police Chief Howard Jordan will serve as acting police chief for the city following the surprise resignation of Chief Anthony Batts earlier this week.

CBS San Francisco–10/13/2011

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